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@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:43 AM)

Or we could go "extinct" in a Singularity, becoming one with our technology to the extent we cease to exist in our current state.

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Or we'll be killed by Skynet and unleash a plague of von Neumann probes upon the universe.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Assuming all humans leave Earth, of course. Plenty won't, or won't be able to.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Technically it could be subspecies of Homo sapiens... But after a couple thousand years away from Earth, it's kind of inevitable humanity will evolve to adapt to strange new habitats.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

We'd have to adapt to different conditions, especially when we're unable to return to Earth.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:32 AM)

I can't really see humanity in its current state if/after we "go cosmic," though. You'll have different people adapting to living in zero-G environments, on colonies on other planets that have various conditions...

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

True.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Evolution doesn't mean extinction of a previous state always, tho.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Well, humans as we know them (Homo sapiens) will probably go extinct at some point as the species evolves further. That's only if we somehow don't destroy ourselves.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Oh, humanity will go hypercritical and wipe itself out long before that's a concern.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 11:04 PM)

All we need to do is built Diebuster to haul us away from the sun

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Okay, well all of us will be dead. Jury's out on our descendants.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

But we'll either be dead or be forced off the planet well before that point, since Earth will turn into a Venus-style hellhole in about a billion years.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

[/science nerd]

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

About five billion years, actually.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 09:38 PM)

Go check that episode of Doctor Who to see what date they said.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 09:26 PM)

We got a date for that yet? I want to clear my schedule to watch it.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 08:29 AM)

that sounds both worrying and delicious

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 08:03 AM)

I am seriously feeling hungry occasionally because Quake's deep-red paint job looks JUST like the teryaki chicken at my favorite Chinese eatery.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 06:41 AM)

Hard to say. The bot mode's okay and the the combiner form is the awful on. Considering that Prime didn't have a combiner form back then and could have looked like anything, seems that there were other factors at play.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 AM)

I'd say a lot of CW Menasor's problems were caused by the fact he had to share a mold with Optimus Prime.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!


Was meaning to search for a trailer for this, but sometimes things just happen.


SO. FRIKKIN. SEEING THIS!!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 01:24 PM

Well. I'm quite excited now.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:11 PM

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:19 PM

I heard the book was kinda... awful.

Maybe the movie will be some silly fun. Looks like it.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:05 PM

icon-silverbolt.gif It's so silly and out there... it's awesome!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

The book was entertaining, and wove some pretty believable vampire hunting into what otherwise would have been a decent straightforward biography.

This trailer makes it look like he's going to be too "purely badass" rather than truly thoughtful and deliberate like the historical figure as well as the character in the book. It's those qualities which made the book interesting, not the way he was *also* being badass.

I think Burton is probably going to be to the movie's detriment as well.

All that said, I'm sure it'll still be a fun popcorn movie.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:18 PM

I enjoyed the book but I'm going to need to see another trailer before deciding how badly I'll want to see it. I think it works better when the humor of the situation is played up more than the action. I'm thinking more Hot Fuzz less Underworld:whateveronethey'reonnow. The cast seems to indicate this is more just a first look trailer that emphasizes the wrong aspect of the movie, happens pretty often.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

Aw'man, I'm never the first at posting movie things, I'm sure if I posted it last month when I first seen it, I would have been first QQ

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Count me in. I've been excited for this for a long time. The book is a lot of fun and the author also wrote the screenplay which is kind of rare these days. Nicholas Hoult plays Abe (he was last in X-Men: First Class), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is Mary Todd Lincoln. This is actually one of my top ten most anticipated films of this year. Can't wait for it.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:17 AM

Johnny Cash vocals in trailer.... awesome.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:02 PM

Just finished reading the book...wasn't impressed.

As a fan of Horror Comedy, there were only a handful of situations that could be called "humorous", but the fact the author calls attention to these sequences sucks the humor out of them.

As a fan of History, this book infuriates along the same vein of Beck and O'Reilly's "Action-History" tales. The implication that World War 2 somehow was the "sequel" to the Civil War was especially jarring. That being said, the irritation more stems from the flippancy the author treats historical figures and events to serve for his "plot". The actual historical research is incredibly well done and brought to life vividly. Case in point: I had to go research John Parker after reading the book because it all sounded so incredible. Sure enough...Lincoln's Bodyguard at the Ford Theater on the night he was assassinated did indeed move from his place by the box to a seat where he could see the stage and then ended up in a bar across the street drinking.

What the book failed to mention (Quite to my shock, since it is a juicy little bit) is that the inept guard was assigned to guard Mrs. Lincoln after the assassination. She didn't take it well.

As a fan of classical Vampires, this book is actually a treat and is the only reason I actually kept reading. The Vampire Hunting scenes are all extremely dynamic and engrossing, and the Vampires are represented well and the alterations made to them (The older they get, the more tolerant they are to daylight, but their eyes remain sensitive and thus normally walk around with dark tinted glasses) were decent.


Overall, I could have forgiven the book if it weren't for the final chapter. Talk about a cop out ending that makes no lick of sense in regards to the character presented over the course of the book. Much like David Weber's Out of the Dark an otherwise fun romp is marred beyond redemption by a lousy, out of nowhere ending.

I'll likely pass on the movie.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:18 PM

Ouch! Doesn't sound good.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:31 PM

I hadn't been infuriated with the flippancy with which it treats historical figures. The man was President - of course he's going to have run into many important historical figures as a matter of course. icon-hotrod.gif

I can forgive the recasting of the Civil War to be about something it wasn't really about, because that conceit set up, as you put it Rust, set up some pretty entertaining vampire hunting scenes.

As I said above, I was impressed by how much it wasn't actually meant to be a comedy, but was a pretty serviceable biography of Lincoln. I mean, if you cut the vampire stuff out, you'd have learned a lot about the kind of man he was, his career path, and the ethical and military struggles he endured during the war. It's the concept that's silly, but the book still took itself seriously enough to not be too ridiculous.

I agree though, the ending sort of boned some of that just for the sake of coming up with something kewl. So that stank. But that hardly colored my whole perception of the book.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Apr 4 2012, 04:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agree though, the ending sort of boned some of that just for the sake of coming up with something kewl. So that stank. But that hardly colored my whole perception of the book.


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Lincoln was adamant about his hatred of Vampires to the point he twice refused to "damn" his dead children when Henry offered to raise them afterward. At what point did Henry think Abe would take being raised himself well?

Just a stupid set up that lets Lincoln be there for MLK Jr's Speech. Not even bothering to wrap up that doofy shop keeper set up from the opening.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:23 AM

So, when can we expect a movie revealing that Stalin was a literal man of steel, being a cyborg sent from the future by communist agents?

Or about Elvis' adventures in out of space, after he was abducted by aliens? icon-hotrod.gif

Oddly, this movie doesn't seem to be about to be released in Hungary anytime soon, I guess I'll have to find some good cams, as I am interested in this, despite the goofy setup. Vampires or no vampires, I always found Lincoln an interesting historical figure.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:32 AM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Apr 5 2012, 01:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Or about Elvis' adventures in out of space, after he was abducted by aliens? icon-hotrod.gif


Well we kinda got that, Retired old Elvis fighting a soul stealing Mummy icon-waspy.gif


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#18 Galenraff

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

Yep! Right there with you on both those points, Rust!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:11 AM

The trailer gives me the impression that Lincoln will probably only have his beard for 20 minutes and the rest will be a 'young Lincoln' for the ladies.

I will get no small amount of amusement when/if deviantart and tumblr are flooded with historically-inaccurate Lincoln fangirls and pretty-boy/bishie Lincoln fan-art.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

... some males look good with a beard. Just sayin'

...not that I'm biased... much...

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